Curley Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by pgraham posted 12-21-2014 04:18 PM 2110 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last one before Christmas… The box is 9” x 6” x 3 1/2” and is Curley Maple veneer over a 1/2” Baltic birch ply box. African blackwood was used for the edging and base molding. The base molding is routed with a double curve ogee bit. Brusso hinges and velvet monogram interior with a gloss rubbed lacquer finish. The brass makers mark or the bottom was acid etched brass.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 04:22 PM

Very impressive Paul,I like the combination of ebony and curly maple. Great job,this is a really beautiful box.

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 04:32 PM

Lovely box. My compliments. Your interior and bottom details are well done indeed. Can’t wait to see your next one.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 04:41 PM

That is a beautiful box, stunning job

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 08:52 PM

Can you givedetails of the brass makers mark.. Good work on the box.

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#5 posted 12-21-2014 10:17 PM

Hi meaded,
have a look at this website for instructions on brass etching
It may take a few tries but the key is clean brass. Wash the brass with ammonia and lacquer thinner.
If you need more help let me know,

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 01:25 AM

Very nice work. I see you are fairly new to LJ. welcome aboard!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 05:07 AM

Very nice box looks great, excellent work. That is the whitest maple I’ve seen in awhile.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 12-22-2014 01:50 PM

Classy box!
Its really hard to beat a simple design with strong contrasting colors like this one.
Well done.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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